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  • Raid on TUT.BY: online briefing of the TUT.BY team and Belarusian media experts

    Date and time: May 21, 13:00 CET via Zoom  

    On May 18, the Belaru­sian author­i­ties raid­ed the coun­try’s largest inde­pen­dent news por­tal: con­duct­ed search­es, detained employ­ees and part­ners, seized equip­ment and blocked the TUT.BY web­site. Yulia Chernyavskaya, the retired wid­ow of por­tal founder Yuri Ziss­er, was arrest­ed and sub­se­quent­ly admit­ted to and dis­charged from hos­pi­tal. Her cur­rent where­abouts are unknown. This is yet anoth­er assault on inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism and free­dom of expres­sion in Belarus. 

    What is known about the TUT.by case? What is hap­pen­ing in Belarus regard­ing jour­nal­ists and the media envi­ron­ment? What were the deten­tion con­di­tions of TUT.BY jour­nal­ist Yeka­te­ri­na Bori­se­vich in prison? 

    Keynote speak­ers will be:  

    • Kir­ill Voloshin, co-founder of the TUT.by por­tal 

    • Eka­te­ri­na Bori­se­vich, TUT.by jour­nal­ist, released from deten­tion on May 19 (she was con­vict­ed of pub­lish­ing mate­ri­als about the death of a Min­sk res­i­dent Roman Bon­darenko) 

    • Nadezh­da Belokhvostik, edi­tor-in-chief of Media IQ 

    • Natasha Beliko­va, Press Club Belarus Projects Coor­di­na­tor

    • Barys Haret­s­ki, Deputy Chair­man of the Belaru­sian Asso­ci­a­tion of Jour­nal­ists 

    Lan­guage: Russ­ian with simul­ta­ne­ous inter­pre­ta­tion into Eng­lish. 

    Please reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate 

     On the day of the event, an invi­ta­tion will be sent to your e‑mail address from mailouts@solidarityby.eu. Please do not for­get to check «Spam» and «Pro­mo­tions» fold­ers. 

     *** The event is sup­port­ed by the Press Club Belarus and the Belarus in Focus Infor­ma­tion Office.

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